Location: 100 Block of South State, Earlimart

Incident Date: 1-31-21

Incident Time: 1215Hrs

City: Earlimart

Posted by: Media Relations

Around 12:15 today, TCSO Deputies were called to the 1000 Block of South State in Earlimart for a man beating a dog.

When Deputies arrived on scene, they found a severely injured dachshund mix near the road. The dog was suffering from major head trauma and was unable to move. A TCSO Deputy cared for the dog until Tulare County Animal Control arrived on scene and took it to Visalia for treatment.

The suspect was identified as 34-year-old Angel Navarro of Alpaugh. For unknown reasons, Deputies learned that Navarro hit the dog multiple times in the head, face and body with a blunt metal object.

A records check of Navarro revealed he was on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS). He also had an active felony warrant for violation of (PRCS). Navarro was later booked into the South County Detention Facility for Animal Abuse and the active arrest warrant.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at (559)733-6218. Or send anonymous information by text or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call (559) 725-4194.